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Dr. Stratos Idreos

Research Scientist, Database Architectures.

I hold a tenure track senior researcher position at the Database group of the Dutch national research center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI).

I have also been with the Intelligent Systems Laboratory in Technical University of Crete, Greece, with the Data Management, Exploration and Mining group in Microsoft Research Redmond, WA, USA, with the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Laboratory, in EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, and with the database group in IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA. In April 2011 I was a visiting researcher with the National University of Singapore and in November 2011 I was a visiting researcher with University of Trento.

My main line of research is towards introducing adaptation throughout the whole breadth of database systems architecture. For this research, my PhD thesis on Database Cracking for auto-tuning database kernels won the 2011 ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation award while in 2011 I also won the ERCIM Cor Baayen award from the European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics as “most promising young research in computer science and applied mathematics”.

I also work on stream processing distributed, query processing and various database architecture problems with emphasis on very large databases.

In 2010 I was named a “Distinguished Scientist Excelling in Research abroad” by the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense. In 2005 I won the best student paper award at the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) and in 2011 the Challenges and Visions best paper award in the International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB).